The Series of Interviews with Moms of Actors

Great Personal Tips and Advice from – 3 Moms of Young Successful Actresses – An Interview – Part 1 of a New Series

Below is an exclusive interview that was conducted  by me with 3 moms of working young actors. These moms are on sets constantly and their children are successful professionals. They have also been at this for many years, so they have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with other parents of child actors. NOTE: This is Part 1 in a Blog Series where we interview moms of happy, successful, balanced…

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What I’ve learned from my professional child actress – she’s made me a better person.

Pre-Note: This was an actual post I wrote the morning of Thanksgiving on something I’m hugely thankful and grateful for everyday as a mom to a young actress. This is worth your consideration as a parent. This post should help you to grow and be very happy you are supporting your own dreamer. Sometimes when I’m on the road with my own actress (this could be you too on the road with…

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3 Famous Adult Actors as Child Actors. Kristen, Ben and Reese. A few common surprises.

What age will your child land their first breakout type role? Good question. Wish I could look into the future and tell you, but that future vision hasn’t been invented yet. What I can tell you, is that in order to land a lead role, they must be in professional acting classes, as all 3 of the below child actors were. They also have to be passionate about acting, and that cannot come…

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When you stop caring about all audition results – You will get more roles

This post was inspired by Philip Hernandez, a respected acting teacher and singing coach, who tweeted this inspirational quote below, by Eva Longoria. TY Philip for that inspiration. It speaks to how your child should do their audition and then the minute you walk out, should release it and move on to the next thing ahead. Parents need to do this as well. No dwelling on auditions. It does not help anyone. “After…

Dreams without Goals, Remain Dreams – Denzel Empowering Actors to Succeed

I’ve watched this Denzel video with my daughter, who is a young actress, no less than 10 times. We discuss it together each time, as there are a lot of important messages. Denzel Washington gives his heart here. Watch with your child and empower yourselves. Denzel does mention God in this, which is fine by us. Please note, if you do not believe in God or you believe in another higher power, or…

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Here’s the Best Resume paper for Actors – 8X10 size – save 80+ hours a year

For years now I’ve been cutting my daughter’s resume paper from the 8×11.5 standard paper size down to the required 8×10 size, on a cutting board, then stapling her photo to the back of the resume. Day after day, week after week. Sometimes it wouldn’t cut so perfectly and I’d have to start over. Until, one day, a great friend, who also has a daughter that is an actress, found this…

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Hearing a No after an Audition – Cinnamon or Nutmeg?

So, your child got a “No” -OR- they never heard back on a “Callback” they auditioned for? How common is this? Hearing a no after an audition is very common. In fact, you probably are either used to this by now OR if your child is just getting into acting please be prepared that there will be a lot of Nos. That is not coming at all from a negative place,…

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Top 11 Ways to Stay Alert and Awake While Driving to and from a late audition

Ever drive your child actor to an audition and on the way home you are super tired that you wish you could put a pin into your eyelids to keep them open? Or, on the way to the audition, the same type of thing? I actually love to drive and enjoy the drives – it feels like a journey each time. However, there are times when I’m quite exhausted. Oftentimes, especially…

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Don’t take it personally – audition tips for child actors – casting directors are humans

This post is inspired by the words I heard out of the mouth of a young actor last week, over the phone. This child actor is a distant cousin of mine’s first born child (wow…that was a long one to type), and they had called me for acting advice and my opinion on a few things related to acting. She’s starting to get more auditions. The advice I gave to her and…